1. THINK about the subject as a whole; understand what it is trying to teach you in a nutshell.
2. Break down the material into subcomponents.
3. Take notes, rewrite in your own words, draw pictures (with color) and diagrams.
4. Study with people of whom you can exchange ideas, ask questions and get answers.
5. Do not cram and get good sleep.
6. Allow for mistakes and do not beat yourself up for guilt and self dredge will hinder your success.
7. Surround yourself with only positive people.